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Napa Valley Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer has released three exceptional wines from two of California’s best recent vintages: the iconic Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay, the opulent Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and the first vintage release of Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon. 2012 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Winemaker Bibiana Gonzáles Rave has created a gorgeous Pinot Noir, perhaps Pahlmeyer’s finest ever, opulent […]
The vibrant and deep notes of these wonderful white wines and brilliant rosé Champagne marry beautifully with delicate shellfish..
Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer and daughter Cleo will release the first estate grown Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay from their Wayfarer Vineyard this fall, 16 years after purchasing the remote, unplanted parcel in the northwestern reach of the Sonoma Coast. Straddling King Ridge in the Fort Ross-Seaview Appellation, Wayfarer is perched at 1,100 feet, just five miles […]
Cellar Notes: Spanish Treasure Those with a knowledge of fine wines require no introduction to Álvaro Palacios, the adventurous winemaker who almost single-handedly transformed Spain’s Priorat region into one of the world’s most innovative winemaking hubs. Yet this accomplishment should not overshadow his achievements in his native Rioja, where he works to preserve the winemaking […]
Red Bull The harshest climates often give rise to the greatest splendors—at least in the realm of winemaking. This is the case with the Toro appellation in northwestern Spain’s Castile-León region. During summer, this arid terrain of sun-blanched hills sometimes experiences 24-hour temperature shifts in excess of 70 degrees. Yet these unforgiving conditions help shape one of […]
Leslie Rudd’s quest for quality is steadfast. His roles as owner of Standard Beverage Corp., chairman of Dean and DeLuca, and owner of Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley have attuned his eye to identifying excellence in all things. His rocky, red-soiled acreage at the foot of the Vaca Mountains in Oakville, for instance, is […]
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